Friday, May 04, 2007

El Dorado Meat Co. v. Yosemite Meat & Locker Svc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 4, 2007)

Want a case that allows you to justify -- or at least argue -- that virtually every single expense involved in document productions, internal personnel time, and expert witness fees are recoverable "costs" under CCP 1033.5? That, as here, would justify a "cost" award of around $200,000? Or even, on a more mundane and item-specific matter, says that document production copying costs of 19 cents per page is "not abnormally high" (and hence authorizes their recovery)?

Then here's your baby. I can assure you this one will be cited routinely by prevailing parties if it remains good law. And will be routinely abused.